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Hello. What are the changes done to step 1 exam after May? And is there something to change in the study plan regarding these updates?
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I've read they are reducing it from 308 to to 280 questions, which is quite the drop compared from last year (322 to 308). It'll be 40 questions per block, still 1 hour.

I'm also curious to know what will happen, and whether or not I should take it before the change or not (my elig period expires May 31st, and was initially planning to take it in the end of May before finding out about this). My only guess is the questions will be longer and they'll remove the short, easy questions.

Maybe someone who's already taken Step 1 can give their input I hope.
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